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This species is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa. It is the largest African owl, measuring up to 66 cm (26 in) in total length. Large eagle owl with short, tousled ear-tufts.
Lives from arid semi-desert, to moist, tall woodlands. It frequents areas with well-developed trees, dry savannah woodlands and places bordering forests and thickets. It is absent from treeless desert and continuous forest, but it is common in open woodlands
Also commonly known as the milky eagle owl or giant eagle owl